Born to Tabla Maestro Rabin Lal Shrestha and Sitar player Bina Shrestha, Bijay lal Shrestha started learning Tabla at the age of four and completed his master’s at 18. He has also completed his Master’s in Sitar at Lalitkala campus under the guidance of Sitar Maestra Uma Thapa being the only young artiste in Nepal to have achieved a degree in both tabla and sitar.
Mr. Shrestha has shared the stage with the world-renowned flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. His recordings include:
• Maestro Duets on Sarod (2012) • Moods of Meed (2013)
• Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Live in Nepal (2014AD) • Abiding (2014)
As result of his numerous years of training in both tabla and sitar, Mr. Shrestha’s profound understanding of diverse gharana styles and mastery of technical skill gradually began to resonate through the magical touch of his swift, agile fingers. Today he is hailed as one of the serious, young exponents of classical music, who constantly endeavors to infuse interest and respect for this traditional art in the hearts and minds of the younger generation.
He has performed in different European countries (Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Austria and Italy) with his band “Prana Mundi”). Currently, He is residing in Colorado, performing and offering sitar lessons.
One of Mr. Shrestha's most interesting current projects is KeyJamKey, check his website for more information